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April 11, 2019

I didn’t do much Greek while I was at Bible College but I do remember certain words. ‘Koinonia’ is one of them, found in Acts 2:42, as well as in other places. When used in context, Koinonia can often be translated as communion or fellowship, however, another translation of the word is joint participation, or […]

March 25, 2019

March 6, 2005. I was just 8 years old and I had already forgotten to prepare for Mother’s Day. In a state of guilt and desperation I quickly came to a conclusion, I needed to make my mum a breakfast in bed she’d never forget. Time was of the essence, if she woke up my […]

March 13, 2019

A perspective from Ethiopia We, local NGOs/CSOs in the ‘Global South’ have a nickname – ‘donor-driven CSOs’. This is not a positive moniker but there is reality in it. We have our own cars – organisations. We are sat in the drivers’ seat, but we are not the true (actual) drivers of the car. The […]

March 1, 2019

Recently, All We Can’s Peter Blanch travelled to India and was able to see the difference being made in the community of Shikajhola in Odisha State. In the United Kingdom, my role with All We Can often involves analysing data and the important work of ensuring good governance of the money raised by supporters. One […]

February 21, 2019

What does a macho entrepreneur, wearing a rucksack while singing karaoke have to do with International Mother Language Day? You may not have noticed, but many words in English derive from foreign languages. Can you guess which countries the words above are drawn from? We have adopted various words through cultural exchange across hundreds of […]

January 24, 2019

Today, I’m going to take you back to your childhood. Imagine yourself on the morning of your 9th birthday, and… it’s a Monday. You begin your morning routine. Eating rice krispies, brushing your teeth and putting your school uniform on. You’re just about to pull your school jumper over your head when your parents tell […]

January 21, 2019

So much seems uncertain – the political future of our nation hangs in the balance, many of us are anxious about the future of our churches, and none of us know exactly what 2019 has in store. Amongst all that uncertainty, it seems more important than ever that we find solid ground to stand on, […]

January 7, 2019

In 2018, Christmas was extraordinary thanks to the generosity and kindness of All We Can supporters like you ordering so many Extraordinary Gifts. Thanks to the incredible level of support this Christmas, All We Can will be able to help so many more people, including over 4,000 families who are living in some of the […]

December 21, 2018

Build a bigger table, not a higher fence As a child of the 80s, whenever I hear Band Aid’s infamous ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas’ blaring out from the radio as I traipse around the shops on last minute gift-buying expeditions, images of 1984 famine-struck Ethiopia fill my mind. This irritates me, because as much […]

December 5, 2018

A young girl sits, stock still and frozen with fear. She has just found out she is pregnant. She doesn’t understand how. She questions, “Why me? Why now?” She thinks of how her life has barely begun and yet she’s ‘expecting’ and expected to bring about a new life herself. She wonders, “How will I […]

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